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Islanders' Tavares day-to-day with illness: report @NHL

New York Islanders captain John Tavares is day-to-day because of an illness, coach Jack Capuano said Monday.

Capuano said Tavares was being checked out by doctors Monday.

"I don't expect him here for a little bit," Capuano told Newsday.

Tavares did not play either of the Islanders' weekend games, a 3-2 shootout loss to the Devils on Saturday and a 2-1 loss to the Buffalo Sabres on Sunday.

Tavares leads the Islanders with 11 points in 10 games. His five goals are tied for the team lead with Frans Nielsen.

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